Rig: Laptop Intel C2D T6500/4GB DDR2/Nvidia Geforce G102M
OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate
Input device: Wacom Graphire 4
Software: Alchemy, Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Illustrator CS4, Corel Painter 11, Artrage Studio Pro (3.0)
Why a laptop?
It's good enough for concept art, plus I never get projects that require hi-res, billboard-size stuff.
Why not get a mac? It's good for graphics after all.
That is a myth. The last 1up that the mac has was out-of-the-box color-accurate display. You can have the same with a properly calibrated monitor, anyway.
But macs never get viruses!
I've never had a virus. I'm using a free antivirus/firewall.
But macs never get BSoD!
That's... well that's true. But I've also had macs freeze on me. As far as I can tell the error rate for both OS' is almost the same.
But macs have a better UI!
That's subjective. I like Win7's UI
Look, I get that you like macs. I'm not bashing it. My point is PC loving graphic/digital artists exist.
Why don't you upgrade to an Intuos 4?
I don't need the 6D brush and tilt functionalities yet. I can do whatever I want with the G4 so far. Also, the Intuos 4 has a sandpaper surface that flattens the pen nib with just one artwork.
Alchemy is an open-source software that is useful for the initial stages of construction/conceptualization. I use it when I can't think of anything to paint, letting the random shapes appear on screen until I see some hidden form in the mass of chaotic shapes.
*Looks at previous posts* That's cool but why don't I see that stuff ?
Right now, I'm uploading stuff from '09. I was practically a beginner in digital painting back then. Just follow the blog until I upload more recent works.
Well, that's all I can think of right now. Also, I am not a professional concept artist. I am a professional graphic artist (layouts and stuff for print media-- no example worth mentioning). I hope to make a transition to a more fine art related job (such as matte painting/concept art) in the future.
Thanks for reading, friends!